05/27/2009 11 19 PM PST
DUI wasnít a big thing twenty or thirty years in the past. As long as you didnít cause an accident or no one was hurt, you will just be given some points on your license, small fine, probably a mandatory DUI Class, and one night to sober up in jail.
Today, however, things are different. First time offense can give you significant jail time, hefty fines in most courts, costly and extensive classes to attend, and probably some community service requirements. Some insurance companies even routinely cancel the car insurance if a person has a DWI or DUI conviction.